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Have You Collected Fines From Tejasvi Surya MP And Other Politicians For Not Wearing Masks? Karnataka High Court Asks State Govt [Read Memo]

Mustafa Plumber
5 Nov 2020 2:51 PM GMT
Have You Collected Fines From Tejasvi Surya MP And Other Politicians For Not Wearing Masks? Karnataka High Court Asks State Govt [Read Memo]
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The Karnataka High Court, on Thursday asked the state government whether or not it has levied fine on Member of Parliament and advocate Tejasvi Surya and other political leaders for not wearing masks while attending political rallies. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty, while hearing a petition filed by Letzkit Foundation seeking...

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The Karnataka High Court, on Thursday asked the state government whether or not it has levied fine on Member of Parliament and advocate Tejasvi Surya and other political leaders for not wearing masks while attending political rallies.

A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty, while hearing a petition filed by Letzkit Foundation seeking strict implementation of social distancing norms and wearing of face masks, was informed by the State that in the rally held on September 30 to welcome Member of Parliament Tejasvi Surya from the Airport to the party office, he had worn the face mask while some activists present there were found not wearing the mask and maintaining social distance.

However, the memo filed by Advocate G R Mohan attaching pictures stated that no one including the Member of Parliament was wearing Masks and no Social Distance being maintained and also violated the SOP of the Central Government as regards holding any procession or rally.

Following which the bench observed "Have you collected fines from Member of Parliament (Tejasvi Surya) and other political leaders for not wearing masks? What signals are you sending."

It added "How can a police officer file a report saying that the politician is wearing a mask when photographs show to the contrary?"

During the hearing the court also asked the State government about the number of permissions granted for conducting election rallies during Covid times.

The court will continue hearing the petition on November 9.

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